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Registered Nurse (RN) - Seasonal Staff (Full Benefits)

Work Schedule/Days:  Night / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  28003

JOB SUMMARY

Do you want to have the THREE MONTHS OFF & still receive benefits? Children's is excited to roll out a Seasonal Staffing Option for most inpatient units.  Full-time and part-time positions are eligible for full benefits and you will receive a seasonal staffing differential in addition to your base pay.

Performs nursing processes while providing direct patient care in a safe & effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  The Seasonal Clinical Nurse works during portions of the year based on operational needs.

INTERNAL SUMMARY

Do you want to have the THREE MONTHS OFF & still receive benefits? Children's is excited to roll out a Seasonal Staffing Option for most inpatient units.  Full-time and part-time positions are eligible for full benefits and you will receive a seasonal staffing differential in addition to your base pay.

Performs nursing processes while providing direct patient care in a safe & effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.  The Seasonal Clinical Nurse works during portions of the year based on operational needs.

EDUCATION

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing 

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • BLS required within 30 days of hire
  • PALS/PEARS Certification within one year of hire date as required by department

EXPERIENCE*

  • Two years' of nursing experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Bachelor’s Degree

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

Technical Skills

  1. While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care  for  patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate population specific guidelines.  This age population includes: N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, ALL = all ages
  2. Accesses and follows policies.
  3. Uses resources effectively to assist in maintaining budget.
  4. Participates in PI process.
  5. Participates in maintaining and monitoring the work environment to ensure a continual state of Joint Commission readiness.
  6. Coordinates Discharge planning.
  7. Reads nursing research and EBP articles posted on the unit and questions care as it relates to EBP.

Critical Thinking

  1. Demonstrates comprehensive assessment skills. 
  2. Evaluates patient response to interventions and adjusts plan of care appropriately. 
  3. Demonstrates rapid recognition of subtle changes in patient status and takes appropriate action while maintaining professional composure.
  4. Recognizes existence of nursing practice trends and questions care as it relates to evidence based practice. 
  5. Consistently and independently prioritizes patient care.

Interpersonal Relationships

  1. Includes family in patient care.
  2. Provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient/family.
  3. Participates in unit based customer service initiatives.
  4. Effectively communicates using SBAR with all team members and physicians including transfer and the discharge process. Questions any inaccuracies or deviation from practice standards.
  5. Resolves situations of conflict involving patients, families and staff and seeks appropriate resources when necessary.
  6. Appropriately communicates and demonstrates cohesive behavior among team members.

Leadership

  1. Demonstrates support of CHOICE and unit committees.
  2. Appropriately delegates tasks.
  3. Supports unit goals.
  4. May serve as preceptor, mentor, team leader or charge nurse.
  5. Seeks resources by actively consulting with the interdisciplinary team.
  6. Charge Nurse drives and effectively facilitates timely admission, transfer and discharge process for unit, ensuring efficient and safe patient flow.

Mandatory Requirements

1. Completes orientation and Initial Assessment of Competency successfully by determined due date.

2. Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.

3. 75% attendance at staff meetings, if applicable.

 

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Location:  Egleston  -  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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